Should I be thinking about New Year's Resolutions already?
Maybe it is too early, but I already have one in mind. This year I'm going to give up something I don't like. Actually, now that I think of it, two things. So there!
I have always had trouble putting down a book that was awful. I spend quite a bit of tine on the front end, making sure I really want to read a book -- because I know that once that cover opens, I'm committed.
This year, I'm not going to do it. A hundred pages or so and I'd better be finding some merit in there -- or I'm reading no further.
I'm also going to step back from some of the reading lists I've set my sights on. The Radcliffe's Top 100 Novels list includes some titles I'd never read on my own, so that's probably a good place to begin. I may still try to read a lot of the books on the list, but I grant myself permission to say "nope" to some of them.
Life's too short to spend it reading bad books! Or in this case, books I don't enjoy reading.
In case you're wondering what prompted this resolution, it was Henderson the Rain King. The review I plan to write in a few days will explain all.
Meanwhile, feel free to tell me why it's your favorite book of all time. I can take it.